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obama's troubles obama's troubles as another top economic adviser steps down a. new book claim it is president's team was torn apart over the u.s. strategy in afghanistan. so is this a white house divided? >> sexting outrage. three women accuse a wisconsin district attorney of sending sexually-charged text messages yet he remains in office. we'll speak with a woman at the center of the growing controversy. and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in the fight against the embattled star but there's a new, bizarre twist early this embattled star but there's a new, bizarre twist early this morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs
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>> good morning, everybody. enjoy the last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. we'll always have paris or paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled out the cocaine charges in las vegas recently. gets on a plane, goes to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with a sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. but we begin with politics. president obama's marks the sixth-month anniversary of the signing of the landmark health care bill today. and then head to the united nations. but two other issues could overshadow his message. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the detail this is morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. those two other issues are the same ones which have shadowed mr. obama since the beginning of his presidency.
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controversy over the war in afghanistan and on economic policy. the summer's called the architect of the policy will step down. summers is the third top-level adviser to depart since july. he follows budget director orszag and romer. they say the departure was expected but comes as americans show little confidence in the president's economic agenda. the latest cbs news poll shows 51% of americans disapprove of the president's handling of the economy. many washington insiders see summers' departure as an important opportunity for president obama. >> so the fact that one, a key member of the economic team is leaving, even if most americans don't know who he is can't help but give president obama a chance to make a better impression on his efforts to right the economy. >> reporter: meanwhile, as the president looks to rebuild the economic team, there's new details of the relationship with
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the national security team. today's "the washington post" reports on an explosive new book of reporter bob woodward with a deep devision of mr. obama and military advisers on afghan war strategy and pressed for an exit plan while the pentagon wanted a troop build-up. i'm not doing ten years, i'm not doing long-termination building. i'm not spending a trillion dollars, mr. obama told secretaries gates and clinton in october 2009. the book says the president never received the withdrawal plan from military commanders and eventually dictated his own strategy in a six-page single spaced typed sheet of terms. now, this white house like other white houses cooperated with woodward on the book but nonetheless they scrambled this morning to get ahead of the story. a senior administration official told cbs news the debates of the book are well-known and said that the president comes across in his words as analytical and decisive. harry? >> bill plante at the white house this morning, thank you. now here's maggie.
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>> thanks, harry. not the sort of book they want with the all-important midterm elections six weeks. >> way now. both sides now pulling out the big guns. the republicans, of course, have sarah palin and the democrats ever popular former president bill clinton and now also first lady michelle obama. cbs news krongsal correspondent nancy cordes in washington this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. the first lady said she likes to leave politics to her husband but with democrats trailing she's agreed to make nine campaign appearances and that number is expected to grow. the white house is calling out the biggest weapon -- the first lady stumping for women candidates like senator barbara boxer of california, house speaker nancy pelosi of san francisco and senator patty murray of washington state. she'll also head to her hometown chicago to lend a hand to the democratic candidate for her husband's old illinois senate seat. it is her first time on the campaign trail since stumping for her husband back in 2008.
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>> yes, we can. >> reporter: the white house says a number of candidates requested campaign help from mrs. obama. the favorable rates at 62%, better than her husband's 53%. >> she should be deployed as much as possible and as much as she's willing and able to to help the cause. >> reporter: democrats hope she can counter act the influence of sarah palin fund raising and campaigning for conservatives for months. >> the tea party is the future of politics in america. >> reporter: she released a new video tuesday explaining the tea party's aims. >> the tea party movement is not a top dow operation. it's a ground up call to action that's forcing both parties to change the way that they're doing business and that's beautiful. >> reporter: former president bill clinton is also hitting the trail coming to the aid of embattled democrats. in an interview with evening news anchor katie couric he said that the predictions that the
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party will lose big in november are prematurely. >> it depends on a choice or referendum. if it's a choice we'll surprise everybody. >> reporter: the white house says it arranged the first lady's travel schedule with the children in mind and likes to be at home at night and weekend and won't be an attack dog but talk about health care, rebuilding the middle class and how the country is turning the country. harry? >> nancy cordes in washington, thank you. also in washington this thorning, ybz political analyst john dickerson. john, good morning. >> good morning, harry. >> let's talk about larry summers, decided to go back to harvard. always been part of the plan to go back so he could retain tenure there. day, here's this guy who's a big economic adviser. does the white house look at him as an asset or a liability? if you will excuse the phrase. >> i think they look at him as an asset, for sure. he has a reputation as prickly and internal battles inside the white house but the white house
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thinks the program, the stimulus package of the president larry summers helped put together and the emergency responses to the economic downturn have been a success, maybe not the great success certainly the public doesn't think so and they think he did a good job. >> interesting. let's talk about the bob woodward book. woodward, great reporter from "the washington post" who's been reporting for decades and has phenomenal sources inside every white house. better than anybody's. really reports sort of the dirty back fighting that goes on among people at high levels of power. it's sort of like high school madness almost. should we be surprised that it took place even in a discussion as serious as the afghanistan war? >> we shouldn't be surprised there was a heated debate. but what we maybe should be surprised a little bit about is motivation questioning of all the players. not just the debate of policy but motivated to do what and who had had what sort of other
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problems in this negotiation. afghanistan review is a scab on the administration that just keeps getting picked time and time again. and though the white house says these debates were well-known, they're still being fought in the book and the reaction to it between the administration and the pentagon. >> and the question always continues to come up, is this middle of the next summer date certain as a time to start withdrawing troops and never, ever goes away. let's change subjects to michelle obama. how happy is the white house to be unleashing her during this campaign season? >> well, they're happy to the extent she is an asset and she plays well with important democratic constituencies with women, of course, african-americans and young voters and like having her out there and the fact she has to go out there is a sign of difficult position of the democrats and doesn't surprise anybody but they hope to get whatever kind of boost they can out of here in what looks like a difficult year. >> and finally, last but not least on the list this morning,
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christine o'donnell said she'll not do any national interviews. i know that disappoints you personally but in real life does this matter? >> well, no. it doesn't matter although as you say i'm disappointed and all of us should be. but she's smart to do this. the national media is not doing her any favors and basically a lot of people want her on to have a car crash on air. she needs to focus on delaware. she's got a tough run there because she's got to reach out to independents and get outside of the narrow conservative constituency she won that -- that helped her win there i should say and smart to keep to the knitting and hope that voters don't penalize her staying away from the national media and might look like staying away from any kind of difficult or probing questions. >> knit one, pearl two for john dickerson this morning, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> thanks, harry. just in case, miss
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o'donnell, the offer stands. now let's look at when's going on in the news we ri ka hill. good morning. >> good morning. good morning to everyone at home, as well. it is called corruption on steroids. the california city officials that sparked nationwide outrage with the inflated salaries will be in court this morning. they're accused of stealing millions from the people of bell, california. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker reports. >> reporter: after months of anger and outrage, the citizens of bell finally had something to cheer about. >> this is the greatest victory in bell! >> reporter: the city manager of bell, the mayor, eight city officials in all arrested on criminal charges of misappropriating more than $5.5 million. >> this was calculated greed and theft. accomplished by deceit and secrecy. >> reporter: bell has 36,000 residents, the median household earnings about $39,000 a year. but four of five city council
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members took home more than $100,000 for part-time work. >> you have anything to say to the people of bell? >> reporter: the salary that raised the most eyebrows, robert rizzo's, almost $788,000 a year. double president obama's salary. add in benefits and secret loans and the d.a. claims rizzo bilked bell for $3.2 million as city taxes went up. >> trash, lighting, everything, doubled. >> reporter: anger reached a fevered pitch. >> shame on you! all of you! >> you're a piece of shp. [ bleep ]. >> used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of bell as a piggy bank. >> reporter: the residents are jubilant but the city council runs bell until members railroad sign or recalled by voters on convicted. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. some elements of health care reform take effect tomorrow.
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but some big insurance companies responding by no longer offering policies for children. the l.a. times reporting that is because health reform bars insurers rejecting children with preexisting medical conditions. among the companies, blue cross, etna, cigna and others operating in at least 32 states and could affect half a million children nationwide. senate majority leader harry reid says he will try again to end the don't ask, don't tell policy after the november election. democrats tried yesterday to bring the issue to the floor but lost to procedural vote. jack decoster, the owner of the iowa egg factory the source of the outbreak will apologize today testifying before congress. the des moines register yoets testimony of him and his son. while we always believed we were doing the right thing it is clear we must do wrong. >> ter roy jones, the florida pastor at the center of the
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koran-burning controversy. the city of gainesville sent him a bill for $200,000, the cost of security for the now-canceled koran-burning event. jones is calling the bill ridiculous. and there's a new report this morning on home prices in the u.s. cold well banker says the average listing price is $353,000. most expense i city, new port beach, california, it sets you back $1.8 million. the most affordable city, detroit. that same house would cost just $68,000. and finally, we want to introduce you to pug gi the peek need. the real claim to fame, pug gi holds the world record for the longest tongue. if that doesn't arm you with something for your next event or water cooler talk this morning, i don't know what will, dave price. >> seeing puggy and gene simmons
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in concert together. >> how do you like that? it continues. >> absolutely. be here on the plaza. you never know what will happen. let's go to the maps. nice the see you. good morning, erica. good morning to you. we have a lot going on. severe weather in the northern plains. we have got some storms pushing through the great lakes. a cold front moving into western new york. sections of northwest pennsylvania into ohio and into the finger lakes. warm air coming up from the south. all those temperatures in the 80s and 90s inching up. could have some record setters in the northeast by the time we get to friday and keep in mind we are dealing with storms in the four corner which is are going to roll up into the rockies and northern plains into tomorrow, as well. keeping an eye on that. a lot going on across the country. ,,,,
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>> and keep in mind, summer comes to an end autumn begins tonight at 11:09. as the graphic shows us, equal sun on the north and south side of the equator. a quick look at the weather picture. maggie, back to you. >> thank you, dave. 7:15. more troubles for paris hilton this morning now that she's pleaded guilty to drug charges, japanese officials refused to let her into their company. celia hatton has the story. >> how do you plead? >> guilty, your honor. >> reporter: when paris hilton pled guilty to cocaine 0 session in las vegas on monday she likely had no idea it might cause her to be detained 5,500
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miles away. shortly after leaving a las vegas courtroom, the 29-year-old hotel heiress boarded a flight to japan to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. >> what's up, everybody? excited to be in tokyo. >> reporter: but soon after the arrival, officials held her up in a armt hotel for two days. it's not a hilton hotel. her conviction earlier this week including a fine of $2,000, 200 hours of community service and a year of probation. while the judge did not restrict travel, japanese authorities reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone convicted of drug related offenses. >> oh my goodness. >> reporter: hilton who rose to fame in the reality show called "the simple life" has proven her life has been anything but. and appears to attract as many problems as she does paparazzi. in july, she was held by immigration officials in south africa upon suspicion of marijuana possession. hilton was released after a
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fellow traveler copped to carrying the drug. in 2007, she spent nearly a month in a los angeles prison after violating parole for an alcohol-related offense. upon her release then, hilton assured her followers she'd make amends. >> they gave me, you know, a time-out in life to find out what is important. >> reporter: but after the latest offense and 48 hours of deliberation, japanese immigration decided it was time to send paris back to hollywood. >> i'm going back home. i look forward to be back to japan in the future and i love everyone and i get to see my fans when i come back. >> reporter: celia hatton, cbs news, beijing. >> see if she's invited back. coming up, a woman who says that a district attorney harassed her with sexually suggestive text messages. explosive e-mails appear to show her forgiving mel gibson.
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you may have heard about a district attorney in wisconsin accused of sending text messages sexually charged messages to women. a third woman is coming forward. it took her a while to speak up but now that she is she is telling the whole story and it will surprise you. >> remember the crazy phone calls from mel gibson and the ranting and everything else? now there are e-mails that tell a bit of a different story. we'll have that for you, too. this portion of "the early show" sponsored by the home depot, more saving, more doing. that's the power of the home depot. e get the look we want, the softness we need, and an unbeatable lifetime stain warranty for whatever life throws at it.
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good morning. it's 7:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm elizabeth wenger. san jose police are investigating a complaint against a veteran officer. he is accused of staging a fake arrest. the officer allegedly visited the home of his stepdaughter's 15-year-old boyfriend while in uniform handcuffed the boy for having sex with the girl. several streets are still closed right now in pleasanton him. crews are still trying to fix a water main break. that's where the break was reported around 7:30 last night at morello avenue and kiki drive. this is actually the second water main break in that area in the past 8 days. governor schwarzenegger has called for a budget meeting with state senate and assembly leaders today. he asked them to meet closer to his home in los angeles because he has a cold. they will discuss a nearly $19 billion deficit. today is the 84th day the
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a live look at the bay. they turned the camera around. we have reports of an accident in the number 3 lay 3 lane on the bay bridge toll plaza. slow on the incline. toll plaza backed up to the
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maze. give yourself some extra time. if you are working your way stop and go from 92 to whipple sluggish through the area. live look at 880 both directions through oakland not too bad. traffic light through that portion. that's a look that's a -- that's a look at your traffic. here's tracy with the weather. >> it's the last day of summer. fall arrives tonight. here's a look out from our mount vaca cam and look at all that sunshine we're expecting today. it's going to be -- it's not going to play favorites today. sunshine is expected from the coastline to inland with temperatures ranging in the 60s and 70s. we are warming up thursday. friday heading into the weekend, temperatures down right hot. mid-90s inland for the weekend. near triple digits for the beginning of next week could see 100 degrees in the hottest spots. 80s expected around the bay and the lower 70s along the coast.
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nice crowd outside on the plaza. last day of summer. >> last hurrah. >> uh-huh. welcome back, everybody. coming up, what do you really know about your credit card? sure you know it buys stuff and you know you are paying interest like you can't even comprehend. did you know using it the wrong way could lower your credit score? we'll tell you what that's all about and reveal four important secrets how to use your credit cards correctly. >> also ahead, surprising new developments in the ongoing battle between mel gibson and his former girlfriend. after the vicious tear raids, it looks like she sent e-mails afterwards forgiving him. we'll explain why that could jeopardize her case against him and tell you about her brand new legal dream team.
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but first, it has gone from bad to worse for the d.a. who admits to sending sexually harassing text messages. at tlooesley women have come forward now the governor of wisconsin may want him out. wisconsin district attorney ken kratz accused of sending lewd, suggestive text messages, offering to trade legal favors for sex. 26-year-old stephanie van grol came forward first. she was the victim of a domestic abuse attack last october, badly beaten by her ex-boyfriend. she says the d.a., who was prosecuting that man, sentence her 30 text messages, many sexually explicit n. one he wrote, are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected d.a., the riskier the better? despite her claims, no charges were brought against him. then last week, a second, unidentified woman came forward, claiming she, too, had been harassed by him. she says, in january, he revealed details of an ongoing murder case to her and that invited her to witness the
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victim's autopsy with one particular requirement, that she act as his girlfriend and wear high heels and a skirt on the bizarre date. tuesday, a third woman, maria ruskiewicz, a wisconsin native and oklahoma city university law student, brought even more charges against him. she says he asked for sexual favors in exchange for supporting her request for have a teen-aged drug charge removed from her record n. one text, he wrote, what are you going to do to please me in between the sheets? >> i was freaked out. he had his hand in the success of my going to law school and the success of being able to apply as a non-felon in the future. >> this obviously is an embarrass -- serious embarrassment for us. >> reporter: the wisconsin governor called the charges unimaginable and mind boggling and promised, if proved true, he would remove him from office. joining us from oklahoma city is maria ruskiewicz. good morning, maria. >> good morning. >> you are the third woman to
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make similar allegations against mr. kratz. were you surprised other women are saying they went through the same thing you did? >> you know, actually, i wasn't surprised, even when this happened to me in 2008, there's no way that i could be the only woman in this position. especially with ken kratz, a man with that much power. >> you dealt with him over a previous drug case. you needed his help getting clemency. at first, you say that things were professional. when did they start to take an inappropriate turn? >> they started to take an inappropriate turn soon after i met in his office to say, you know, thank you for your support. do you have any future advice for a soon-to-be law student? it was immediately thereafter that he started texting, you know, how can you please me? how -- why have you failed my invitation? and, you know, have i done something wrong and those texts were just back to back. >> how bad did it get? how many texts are we talking? >> we only talking about maybe
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seven texts. i think the reason why it stopped so abruptly because i had texted him saying let's keep this on a professional level. i have a boyfriend, which was a fib, but another factor to say, hey, look mr. kratz, now is not the time and don't play these games with me but unfortunately he did text me out of the clear blue sky a couple months later. >> and said what. >> he said, we need to meet in person. we need to talk about a personal matter. you know, things can end. the reason why i was more afraid this time, it went from just texting to now we need to meet in person. and that's when i sought the help of oklahoma city university. >> why didn't you, before then, take action, come forward to fight this man. >> my focus was let's complete law school, let's get this clemency and let's continue on the path of becoming an attorney. i -- i don't regret not coming forward, because i was focused
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and i was afraid to, so to speak, rock the boat, that i would inflame mr. kratz and he would revoke his support and take it off the table. i'm sorry not to have come forward in that other women have suffered because of that. but, also, the reason i'm speaking now i've received that clemency so no longer am i intimidated or afraid and that's why i'm speaking out today. >> mr. kratz's attorney has said he is going to fight to keep his client in office because other d.a.s have far worse things and kept their jobs. what do you say to that, maria? >> i think it's disgusting. i think that people who support this man should truly consider, take a step back and think, would someone in this position, should they have put me in a position to have to support his actions, which are unethical? i think they need to realize ken kratz is a fallen crow and he is
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not worth anything nor is he a good career move to support. i would strongly, to his supporters, reconsider and look at the direction of the career path you're choosing with -- by supporting this man. up next, a new twist in the
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already twisted mel gibson saga. could newly releelsed e-mails protect the movie star from legal charges? you'll see what they say ahead here on "the early show" here on cbs. ♪
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welcome back, everyone. it is 7:40. new developments this morning in the bitter battle between mel gibson and his former girlfriend. e-mails surfaced this morning that could put his vicious rants in
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filed. tara mergener, cbs news. a new development a short time ago radaronline posted something else that might help mel gibson, a text message that grigorieva sentence to him t. says you keep saying you'll take care us in the most generous way. i wouldn't have played your messages if had kept your word.
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which seems to bolster the claim she was trying to extort money from him when she made the charges. the saga continues and we'll keep you updated. up next the four secrets you need to know about your credit card. this is "the early show" on cbs. when you have osteoporosis, like me, it helps to eat calcium-rich foods like yogurt, spinach, and cheese. but calcium, vitamin d and exercise may not be enough to keep your bones strong. so ask your doctor about once-monthly boniva. boniva works with your body to help stop and reverse bone loss.
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merchants look at, you know, employers look at, all of these people look at it to determine whether you can get paid. >> number one misconception about credit cards. >> number one misconception is that you don't need to activate your card n. many cases, you do need to activate your card in order to get that money back but the issue that a lot of people go into with credit cards is they think if they apply for a card, they don't activate it, it won't impact their credit score. >> oh, okay. >> that's not the case. every single time you make an application for a new credit card your credit score can get dinged by five points, just the mere application. >> even if you don't activate it. >> even if you don't activate it. of course, you need to activate to use the card but don't think by getting it in the mail and putting it in the drawer your credit score isn't impacted. >> wow. the other misconception or myth or piece of confusion out there, can merchants or anyone -- if you are going to use your credit
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card, does a merchant, can he legally ask for your identification? >> in some cases, merchants are forbidden. there is a reason for that. we are so accustomed to, at least i am, thinking i'm going to hand over my i.d., my driver's license with my credit card. the fact of the matter is identity theft is such a major concern nowadays, the fear among a number of credit card companies, if merchants ask you for that identification, they could take your identification, have your -- all of your personal information, along with your credit card and can steal your identity of. >> okay. also, if you pay your credit card bills on time, does that mean it will be reflected positively in your credit score? >> yeah. the important thing to remember here is that so many credit reports, 80% of them, have at least one error. and you want to make sure that you're checking your credit report., great resource for checking for more information how to find free credit reports for yourself. but one of the important things, you want to check that report to
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make sure. even if you are paying on time there can be erroneous things on your report. >> last but not least, can you boost your credit score by overpayinging, paying more than a minimum? >> it can have a temporary impact but the main thing to think about here you want to maintain a good credit history. even if you overpay on one kkt it doesn't necessarily mean you are up to date on all of your accounts. >> thank you very much, as always. we'll be right back. you are watching "the early show" bs. new wisk, with our breakthrough stain spectrum technology targets all the major stain groups like proteins, carbohydrates and oils. its enzymes and cleaning agents tackle a full range of stains. you'll never look at stains the same way again. for a more powerful clean, try new wisk. fight stains with science.
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b-s five kohara. it is 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. san jose police investigating a complaint against a veteran officer. he is accused of staging a fake arrest. he allegedly handcuffed his stepdaughter's 15-year-old boyfriend for having sex with her. today crews will begin removing the charred cars from the san bruno explosion site. also today, victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion can get help with insurance issues. representatives of health insurance companies will be available to them from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the veteran memorial rec center on city park way in san bruno. a vigil last night for a san jose teen killed in a crash on almaden expressway early yesterday morning. he was riding with another 18-
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year-old when the car crashed and burst into flames. the driver faces felony dui. traffic and weather right after this. ah, focus group. so what are we testing here? that's our new pastrami grilled sandwich. oh, great. hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread? totally. they love our grilled artisan bread. they say it's the perfect compliment to the classic hot pastrami, melting cheese, deli mustard and pickles. awesome. hey, um what are we testing in that room? oh! nothing we were just hazin' the intern. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move
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it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. good morning. it's a slow and go right as you work your way through pittsburg compliments of a multi-vehicle accident westbound 4 at railroad. the number 2 lane is blocked. you're backed up well into antioch at this point. speeds dipping to about 15 miles an hour. elsewhere, bay bridge toll plaza, backed up all the way to the maze. we had a couple of trouble spots. one at treasure island, one right at the toll plaza.
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but everything is cleared. you're still looks like a park lot pretty much all the way back to 580, 880 there. look out for a stalled vehicle near 24. that eastshore freeway is stacked up from highway 4 down to the bay bridge. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. here's our ocean beach shot this morning. i don't see many clouds out there. plenty of sunshine along the coastline today. and coastal highs in the mid- 60s. around the bay today in the upper 60s and the upper 70s inland. today marks the last day of summer. tomorrow, the first full day of fall. and temperatures are warming up. we continue to warm up friday. and take a look at saturday, sunday, monday and tuesday. they all have something in common. hot temperatures inland. mid- to upper 90s expected inland. near 80 degrees around the bay. and the lower to the mid-70s along the coast.
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welcome back to "the early show" on this beautiful wednesday morning. i'm maggie rodriguez here with julie chen, harry smith and a wonderful crowd. i would like to ask you to be honest and tell me, do you sit down every night with your family to have dinner? >> no. >> yes. >> no. >> no. >> i should, but i don't. >> you should, and all of us should, because it is now scientifically proven that it can benefit your children. they'll smoke less, drink less. they won't do drugs as frequently. but it's not as simple as it seems. it's not just about sitting down together. we'll explain this morning. also ahead, an old question. does size matter?
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>> i beg your pardon, harry smith? >> we're talking about brains. size of a person's brain. men and women do have different sized brains. there's new research indicating that could be a reason why men and women are so different. and our dr. jennifer ashton will be along to explain. >> sorry. also coming up -- he is closing in on 80 years of age, but william shatner has just become captain of a new enterprise. >> clever. >> very funny. i didn't write it but i'll take credit for it. a funny sitcom called "bleep my dad says" and he'll tell us all about that in a bit. 8:01. time to take you back inside to erica hill at the newsdesk. >> good morning everyone at home. a new book by bob woodward painting a serious series of conflict in the obama white house. all over strategy for the war in
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afghanistan. according to the "washington post," the book "obama's wars" the president has a plan for how we're going to hand it off and get out of afghanistan. he never got one. finally decided on a short-term escalation involving 30,000 american troops saying, i'm not doing ten year, long-term nation building. i am not sending $1 trillion. and court resumes in connecticut in the brutal triple murder case. betty nguyen has been covering it and joins us from new haven with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. when testimony resumed today prosecutors will map out how they say these defendants committed the crime. also they'll use details from a never released confession. jurors have already seen where three members of the petit family were tortured and murdered inside the charred remains of their home. this week the medical examiner is expected to testify jennifer
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was sexually assaulted and strangled while daughters hayley and michaela were tied up and died in the fire set by these two defendants. hayes offered to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence. prosecutors rejected his offer. they want him put to death. >> a prosecutor might think about a discount from the death penalty to life behind bars if there are any mitigating factors at all. this isn't that case. >> reporter: william petit, the sole survive e of the 2007 home invasion is an outspoken supporter of the death penalty giving the say the for reason to pursue. >> the most liberal people i talk to say there are three categories of murders which should be executed. cop killers. people who kill someone while they're already in prison for life, and these two guys. >> reporter: now, connecticut has only executed two people since 1960. erica? >> betty, thanks. betty nguyen in new haven.
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two young men filed a lawsuit against a popular very well-known georgia pastor eddie long. the suit filed yesterday alleges bishop long coerced them into sexual relations at 17 and 18 years old while members of the congregation. claiming he seduced them with car, money, clothing and jewelry. his church has more than 25,000 members. the papter denied the allegation. katie kocouric has more on what's on tonight at "cbs evening news." >> looking at a safety system full of gaffes and redundancies. why haven't the problems that led to the salmonella outbreak been fixed? we'll investigate tonight only on the "cbs evening news." now back to the "early show." at 4 1/2 minutes past the hour, get you caught up on the weather. dave price on the plaza with a few friends and your weather. good morning. >> distinguished visitors from
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south carolina. you're the dirt road deed virginias? >> right. >> three here right now? >> two of them. >> honorary member. >> you're just a wannabe? >> right. >> you live on a pavement? >> i live on pavement. >> nice to see you all. welcome. first visit to new york. that's -- good. why don't we all move in
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>> this weather rt this weather report sponsored by farmers insurance. we are farmers. we are insurance. and that's a quick look at your weather picture on batch of the dirt road divas, back to you. we send it inside to you. at 8:06, it's time for healthwatch. this morning some good news for
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parents. something as simple as sitting down together with your children may keep them away from smoking, drinking and drugs. a new survey out this morning finds teens who have dinner with the family fewer than three times a week are twice as likely to use tobacco and alcohol and one and a half more likely to smoke marijuana. "the early show" contributor jennifer hartstein, child and adolescent psychologist is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. >> we should point out. it seems like a no-brainer but we should clarify, you can't just sit down and eat to your kids, you actually have to talk to them about their lives. >> absolutely. it's important to sit down, open conversation, ask what's going on, share with them what's going on for you. really make it a dialogue at the dinner table, which i think is really important and something getting lost in our busy lives. >> because we are all so busy. >> yes. >> this study done by the national center for addiction and drug abuse shows they will drink less, smoke less, won't turn to drugs. >> right. >> but there are other things as
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well that are proven to go down as a result of family dinners. >> it's a protective factor for so many risky behaviors, less mental illness, more open, help them in school, promote positive behaviors and decrease neck tiff behaviors we talk about. any way you look at it, it's a protective factor to sit and have dinner together. >> the more you know, the likelier you are to raise a healthy kid. >> the more connected to you, the more likely they will come and talk to you. when something is wrong, they need help, something is going on. how great to have open communication back and forth so you can really encourage that in your house. >> but that realistically is easier said than done. how do we make time in our crazy lives to do this. >> it's really, really hard. there's a couple of things to think about. we schedule our lives so much. the first thing we can try and do is schedule it in as much as anything else. two or three times still is a better amount than no times at all. so really try and find the time to do that in your lives.
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>> it's the first thing to go, though, when things come up. if you do schedule it in, you should stick to it. it's not a schedule to cancel. >> nonnegotiable. make it happen every time. if you say tuesday, thursday, sunday, it has to happen. if you have to cancel, reschedule another night. >> sometimes we have the television on, my husband and i have the blackberry. >> you're not setting an example for your kids. it's a tech-free zone, tv is off, interactions, conversation with each other. that's going to be key in all of this. >> what else? do you want to be pointed in your questions? do you want a free flowing conversation. >> open ended questions, think it through, leave it open. also want to make it a group effort. try and do it together. maybe sunday everybody works together in the kitchen to plan for the meals for the week so you run in and can just make it happen. >> it's not just about dinner,
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just find quality time any time during the day you can squeeze it in. >> any time that's a teachable moment is important. >> thank you, dr. jennifer hartstein. >> thanks, maggie. >> some of us will always think of him as captain kirk. but the new tv character has a lot more to say than "beam me up, scottie." he'll tell us about his horses when we return. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> announcer: cbs healthwatch sponsored by restasis. talk to your doctor about restasis. about it.
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show business, william shatner is a cultural icon. embodying characters like captain kirk, t.j. hooker, boston legal's denny crane. in his latest role, he plays a father prone to sharing his politically incorrect observations in the new sitcom "bleep my dad says." >> i'm sorry i was rude to you. you didn't deserve it. just doing your job. you seem like a perfectly nice homosexual. >> what it means is wise and unwise stuff my father said, and it's a relationship show. >> reporter: the 79-year-old actor is still traveling at what were speed, as i learned when i caught up with him at l.a.'s equestrian center. he juggles a busy career with his life's other passion, showing horses. >> feels like i'm getting fresh here. showtime, amateur reigner.
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is that an award you won. >> yes. i don't think an oscar or emmy would mean as much. >> reporter: with multiple emmys and golden globe to his credit, shatner doesn't have much to prove. he was drawn to the premise of "bleep my dad says" and found a kindred spirit in his character. >> why would i want you to live here. you're a pain in the [ bleep ] who only wants my money. you're like a girl scout without cookies. >> somebody without a filter between his brain and his mouth. was that kind of refreshing to play that. >> it struck me that's exactly the key to the character. he's just saying whatever comes into his head. >> would you like to do that pretty much in life. >> i pretty much do. >> reporter: adding to the excitement the veteran actor is shooting in front of a live audience for the first time. >> i would imagine when you walk out they go crazy. >> they see it happening and there's an explosion when they
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see the perfection and the groans when they see you screw up. >> when it's rough, i'm a little too busy. >> exactly, i have to ride a horse. >> you're involved in a traffic collision with a parked car. >> what part of town am i? >> downtown. not important. >> i don't like downtown. it smells of motor oil and hummus. >> which is more difficult, learning the patterns or learning lines? >> the difficulty in learning lines and the difficulty of remembering the pattern all have the same basis. that is if you forget something, you think oh, my god, have i forgotten too old to remember. that fear hits you. >> reporter: with the energy of a man half his age, shatner remains timeless. he's even got his own twitter page. >> if twitter had been around when your kids were growing up, and they were allowed to blog about you, what kinds of things do you think we would have been reading? >> i'm under the illusion that i'm a great dad and we have a
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lot of fun. >> i'll bet they would say so, too. >> i would like to think so. do they really mean it? >> reporter: nancy odell, cbs news, burbank,, california. >> william shatner says he hopes the show runs for at least five years when he'll be 84. be sure to catch "bleep my dad says" at 7:30 central right here on cbs. up next, who has a bigger brain, men or women? we'll tell you why size does matter. this is "the early show" on cbs. i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my american express open card to get half a million points to buy building materials to help build the jackson family a new home. well, i know if my dad was still around, he would have told me, with no doubt... he would have told me it's a no brainer and i knew that from the start.
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we have heard men are from mars and women from venues. now there is evidence when it comes to brains, size does matter. our dr. jennifer ashton has details. good morning. >> good morning, harry. >> so, there really is a difference? >> there appears to be a difference in the size of the brain when you compare men
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versus women talking about the anatomy here. obviously male brains tends to be larger because men tend to be but within the brain certain structures and parts of the anatomy, some are bigger in women, some are bigger in men. so, for example, in male brains, men have six and a half times more gray matter than women do. gray matter is partly responsible for information processing and may explain in general men tend to be better in math. >> don't tell larry summers, you'll lose your jobs. >> i know. women has ten times as much white matter, part of the brain partially responsible for connecting these centers. >> which is why they are such good multi-taskers. >> they did not find anything about parts controlling the remote or whining center. >> who whines more, men or women. >> not me.
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>> not you, certainly. there really is a difference a. man's brain is bigger? it is just plain bigger. >> it's about 2% larger. however, when we are just talking about size, harry, we are not talking about quality. >> right. >> we are not saying just because certain parts of the male brain is larger or in general larger, doesn't mean they are smarter, not talking about intelligence or talking about the fact things can be done better in one sex than the other even if that part of the brain is -- >> it is interesting the whole white matter versus gray matter business, isn't it? >> absolutely. >> it kinds of does fit in with the stereotype. >> a little bit but other things like hormones and genetic differences. you know, this is one piece of the puzzle. it's one piece of the puzzle, not the whole picture. >> okay. if we are sitting there looking at our brain size and white matter and gray matter, are things we can do to actually help us grow our brains or, perhaps, nurture our brains? >> you can always mur tour and
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you can always grow. but, there's a lot of research, harry, in recent past that have shown that the brain is what we call plastic, which means it's able to be developed, even after certain connections have been laid down. so, for example, if you don't feel you're particularly good at math, by doing math games or things like sadukko, you can actually stimulate and grow that part of your brain very much like you can grow your bicep with exercise. we've done things like functional mris, the scans that light up when used, that can increase those areas in the brain. >> interestingly, we don't have a lot of time but do different diseases affect male and female brains? >> they do, we know that. for example women are more prone for depression, men tend to be more affected by things like add and schizophrenia. this field is just in its infancy. we'll be learning a lot more about it. >> very interesting. d. jennifer ash to, do appreciate it. >> you bet. >> still ahead, it's all about
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are still closed in pleasant try to fix a good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm elizabeth wenger. several streets are still closed at pleasant hill as crews try to fix a water main break there. the break was reported around 7:30 last night at the intersection of morello avenue and kiki drive. this is the second water main break in that same area the past 8 days. a sketch has been released of a suspect who attacked two separate women near lake merritt. this attack happened late sunday night. both women were robbed and sexually assaulted. women in the oakland neighborhood are being told to stay alert and stay in well lighted areas. a.c. transit is proposing more cuts to help balance the budget. the agency will meet today to talk about eliminating half its weekend routes. and most late night lines. there's also a plan to outsource paratransit buses for seniors and the disabled.
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the agency says cuts could save $12 million. we'll have more on your traffic and your weather coming right up. 30,000 workers. carly fiorinaf when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message.
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good morning. let's start you off on 92 this time around. westbound at 880, first reports of an accident stuck in the left lane. couple of cars involved. you can see traffic pretty slow and go in the area. slow anyway south 880 from 238
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to auto mall parkway. the bridge itself as you work your way across the span moving pretty well just past the accident. traffic actually looks good in both directions. checking your driver on 280, northbound really stacked up as you head into downtown san jose. you're going to see delays 680 all the way up towards magdalene on northbound 280. 101 slow in both directions through downtown. that's a look at your traffic. let's check your commute, tracy? >> hey, thanks, gianna. well, plenty of sunshine is expected today. it is the last day of summer. fall arrives tonight. here's a look from our mount vaca cam. and looks good. seven-day forecast, conditions mid-60s along the coast with a mix of sun and clouds to the upper 70s inland. we are warming up as early as tomorrow. and we will continue to warm up well through the weekend. 90-degree temperatures are expected for the weekend inland, near 80 around the bay, and pretty warm along the coast in the lower to the mid-70s. monday we could see triple- digit highs.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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welcome back to "the early show" on this last day of summer. the time 18:30. this half hour, most graduate students aren't pulling down a salary yet but one named roger craig made $77,000 in about 30 minutes last week that's because he was on jep aerd and he set a new record for one-day winnings and is here to tell us what that was like and to play our own version of the famous game show. >> the buzzer, right, harry? we had a whole conversation about this last week. >> it is. i did celebrity "jeopardy!" it almost killed me because i was having so much trouble with the clicker.
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i saw him in the studio and thought, why does he look so familiar. >> now you know. quite a few high-profile divorces in the news of late from al and tipper gore to tiger and elin woods. like all, they face the question, should i stay or go? we'll ask some experts, when do you know whether to stick it out or when do you know it's time to call it quits? >> no when to fold them. also the best jeans for every body type and every budget. this is discount denim, no pair of jeans you will see cost more than $60 and all fit great all thanks to our contributor editor katrina szish. >> good morning, everyone. tufskins, you buy one pair and never need them again. still woring what i wore in fifth grade. let's see what is happening around the country, shall we? we go to the maps.
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i want to tell you, this is a great organization, rocking the boat, they actually do boat building and on-water education in the bronx, a burr rogue of new york, rowing around manhattan 28.5 miles this weekend. good luck. a great program to teach young people about the outdoors. that's quickly your weather picture. now inside to you. >> thank you. jeans are a staple in most of our wardrobes but with so many brands and sizes and washes, finding the perfect pair requires a lot of work so katrina szish is here with the right denim not only for the
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right body type but the right budget, right. >> that's the best part. shopping for jeans there, are so many options. i recommends trying as many pairs you can but don't have to go in the high numbers. every pair we have cost $60 or less. we brought in more than two hundred pair of jeans to find our best models. >> you have to have a fine lunch. >> not too much because you won't close the waist. >> a light lunch. >> but stamina is important. >> this is mizol. we'll show a photograph to show her body shape. what is it? >> it is a pear. pears tend to wear a very wide leg here. we don't want to do that. instead, you want something that's slim and really hugs your curves very care flea and you don't want to wear anything that's too low cut because that will accentuate the width. here we have here in a wonderful pair of skinny jeans. in this look, she looks
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fantastic. she can take off that coat, even though we love a red pea coat because they jeans fit her perfectly. one of levi's straight skinny jeans, based on a woman's shape, not her size and stretch and fit all those conserves. she proves she's a 10/12 in jeans on the bottom, you don't have to be a size zero to wear skinny jeans and shows this looks great on a pear shape. the slim top continues the long, lean proportion. >> thank you so much. >> our next model is blare. blare is very tall. >> she's very tall. >> i was standing next to her and it was not pretty. >> you always look up to blare. >> does she only have to worry about the right length? >> shall is very tall and has these very long legs. we think, poor blair, what a bummer. you can see even with her leggings, they so short evening
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at her ankles and we don't want women to wear high-waters. you want to buy jeans that go all the way to your ankle sgoos are they easy to find. >> they are. once you have the sexy skinny jeans, you can wear anything on top as we'll see. >> in her skinny jeans. >> she looks fantastic. we went for a long deep type. as we see hit her down at that ankle much better the leggings and to balance it out we added a boxy jacket from gap. these are $30. more of a legging, some people call them a jegging. >> not everyone can wear them but you look great in them. >> great for the long legs. >> andy has the opposite problem, my issue. and she's petite. >> a lot of women think i'll buy regular jeans and hem them. but then you throw off the
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proporti proportion. a lot of women think i'll get really long jeans with wide legs with high heels. you don't want to do that. you want something that really hugs the conserves, shows the skinnyness and of the knees and your body type and, of course, hits you at the perfect length at the bottom. petite jeans are what you should look for. >> petite sizes. >> there are plenty. >> andy has a great pair of boot-cut jeans on, they are from mandy and are $25. andy rae is 37 years old but showing you can really rock this look. these fit her perfectly. we gave her extra height, not too much and the look of the sew of faux fur vest to balance the look. >> styling. thank you so much. finally, let's bring out sarah. >> we have sayer ramplts she says she is too curve v and doesn't know the best jeans to
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flatter her. >> a lot of women who are covey try to hide behind the fabric. you don't want to do this or wear something too much of a low-rise because that will cut you off and not add length. look for something, again, that hugs your curves, that's lean, long. a wider boot cut again is a perfect option for someone who is curvier. we have sarah in a great pair, a darker denim. again, they are slim, they go along her curves but are not too tight. these are about $39 from newport news jeanology and great because they don't have seams, not all the lumps and bumps sometimes you get with regular jeans. you can wear a fitted top. we paired it with a feminine, flattering top to draw attention to her face, as well. >> may not be expensive but you look like a million bucks. katrina, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> we'll put ul all the looks and information katrina has
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given us on our website. harry, back to you. >> thanks, maggie. we all know falling in love is easy. it's staying together that is sometimes the hard part. one high-profile couple decided to call it quits then suddenly found love again in divorce court. for the past 18 months the former super model and billionaire husband have been engaged in a very public and bitter divorce. headlines have detailed their accusations of adultery, drug use, even theft. but tuesday, with over 100,000 court documents filed and millions of dollars spent in legal fees, the couple shockingly decided to call off their divorce to try to make their marriage work. but, as we've seen in countless headlines recently, a happy ending isn't always the case. this summer, oscar winner san dran bullock's heart was broken by her philandering husband, jesse james. former vice president al gore ended his 40-year marriage to
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wife tipper and tiger woods and wife elin divorced when word of his numerous infidelitys became public and counseling couldn't solve their problems marital sfrug struggles are of course, not exclusive to the rich and famous. nearly one in two marriages in the united states ends in vorps. the good news is overall divorce rates are down 16% in the last decade. >> marriage is oonz consistent. it's togetherness and it's -- it's tougher. but, you're there for each other. you are a team. >> i think that people call it quits too early sometimes. there's maybe something better on the other side if they just stick it out a little bit longer. >> looking at your wife or your husband and you're just -- don't see it anymore, then quit, by all means, get out quick and run fast. >> all the talk of marriage and divorce begs the question, how does a married couple of know?
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joining us our relationship experts cooper lawrence and heidi banks, good morning, ladies. >> good morning, harry. >> do you think with stephanie seymour and her husband they look at each other and say it is easier to say married, is that possible. >> i think a lot of people do do that. i don't know if that's the case here. we have $50000 million reasons they might make that choice. the census bureau found 14% of couples that separate do get back together, there are reconciliation rates and some studies depending on a first or second marriage, financial status, up to 27% of people reconcile. >> but a big "but" here but such a con tempious couple of years, we'll all heard the stories. >> lots of stories. >> let's not put down the greatest aphrodisiac of all, make-up sex, you know. >> you know, that's really rapd, that's really the story behind the story. >> really? i mean, that's an awful long
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build-up. >> harry, think about it, you put all that stuff on the table and finally say he these nasty things and go, did you really feel that way? all this communication dhent have for years and is finally there. >> you think it is cath ra tick. >> i do think it is cathartic. a lot of couples don't communicate and this forces them to deal with each other. >> the research says once you are in a contemptuous relationship it is nearly impossible to erase it. i think you have to look at money. money really pays -- plays -- "pays" exactly the word -- >> an aphrodisiac -- >> whether you have it or don't. a lot of marriages stay together because they don't have the money to separate, right now that is truer than ever. >> i wondered about the statistic as we said 16% down over the last couple of years and wonder if it has to do with the recession. >> that's exactly right. >> you have to have money to walk away with something. >> especially with children involved. that's my fear by the way, harry
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there, are three kids in this relationship. look, i'm for love. >> right. >> no romantic love, there is a big difference. romantic love when you show up and it's like, oh, honey, i know you're just going to be perfect. real love is, hey, i could build a life with this person. >> i think after 15 years they are done with romantic love. i think staying together for the children is always a mistake. >> really. >> always a mistake. think about the environment that the child has to come home to every day when it's -- >> well, if you are fighting but if you say, okay, listen, maybe we're not destined to be together, you know, to the grave, but you just say -- >> i love this movie. i love this movie. because it's got to not have a happy ending. >> really? you just decide we'll stay together because you see this all the time. kids get out of high school. >> he -- the guilt those kids have they kept their parents together just for them? >> you think? >> there's tons of research on this, harry, how these children grow up unbelievable anxious and
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depressed. >> maybe you don't have to fight. maybe you don't have to fift -- >> if there's been a yo-yo in it, the worst things is, kids under 12, we're always impressionable, even at 40, mom and dad are back together, yea, yea. mom and dad aren't together. >> always about expectations, going in versus what happens and the reality on the other side. how big, if you are stephanie seymour and think this guy has done blah, blah, blah, or whatever, how big an issue is forgiveness. >> the latest shows if you are willing to take responsibility for why the relationship ended and say, you know, what i understand it's me and you and then, also, if you are willing to, what -- you looked like you were going to say -- >> you can forgive, but can you forget? >> that bell -- >> ding, ding, ding, ding. >> how much you ruminate is a factor. if you are willing to forgive
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and forget -- well, not forget but forget in a way of moving on. >> -- much like this, honey, i forgive you. i really forgive. >> drew: right. it's not pretty. >> not genuine. >> we have to go. coopers lawrence and heidi banks, we appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. they say records are meant to be broken, just what roger craig did last week on jep aerd, he won $77,000 in one episode giving him the highest one-day total in the history of the show. >> the inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the maekhlung river, up to roger craig, could set a new one-day total if he said who is the bridge over the river kai. i hope he wagered a lot. he did. and a new on-day total.
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>> roger, welcome and congratulations. >> thank you. thanks for inviting me. >> how does it feel to break a record like this? >> it just -- it felt incredible. at the time, i really didn't even understand the magnitude of it. but, it was just amazing to break a record that ken jennings had set so many years ago. >> now, have you always been a trivia buff? >> yes, i've been a trivia buff ever since i was a kid and i was watching "jeapardy!" when i was 12 years old and ever since then always wanted to be on it and play all kinds of trivia games, yeah. >> so, when you finally got on it, did you prepare for the show, you did cram or did you just feel like, all right, i have so much knowledge from my life that i am ready for my close-up on "jep dee!" >> i felt had a lot of knowledge but i also did prepare. i tried to cram. they give you a call and you know for about a month you're going to head out. so, i did try to study the presidents and world capitals
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during that time. >> did anything that you studied pay off? >> uh, yes. like, for instance, i actually, i don't have kids but i looked at children's books because they might come up. >> yeah. yeah. >> there was a question about olivia, the pig by ian falkner, my first or second game. >> no kidding. >> yes. >> all that study and one question paid off. it was worth it, though. after you were on a winning streak for six days and at the end you are going home with how much money? >> $230,000. >> oh, my goodness. but after taxes, i'm sure you've worked it out, what are you going to take home. >> probably about $150,000. >> still, not bad. >> no, not at all. i can't complain. >> no. as a graduate student. not at all. what are you going to do with all this money? >> i'm going to pay off some debts, maybe buy a new car and -- >> what are you going to get. >> i haven't decided but i'm not going to get a ferrari. >> there would go your winnings.
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>> yeah. >> actually, i don't know if you would have enough for a ferrari at $150,000. we have to talk about the question you got wrong, it was final "jep die" here was the question february 8th, 2010, the headline in a hey junior newspaper in this city read, a-men after 43 years, our prayers are answered. you wrote downagchicago. it's new orleans. how did you -- even i know that and i'm not a sports person. what went wrong? >> the short answer is i misread the question and i was focused on the year and the month just totally skipped my mind. and i saw 43 years and i knew the chicago blackhawks had just won the stanley cup and, for the first time since the '60s. so, it seemed like the question was which team had won, you know, back in the '60s and had won now. but, i should have seen february the 8th and i -- whenever i wrote down an answer in final
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"jeopardy!" in all my games i always tried to double check and triple check in my head and i did in my head and kept saying, oh, yeah, chicago, chicago, it's chicago. >> we'll let you redeem yourself. are you ready for our trivia question? >> yes. >> all right. the category is science. >> okay. >> here we go. atomic weight is one stat for each of these, a substance that can't be decomposed to a simpler substance. >> what is an element. >> ding, ding, ding, ding. do we have time for one more? we don't. totally don't. you know what that means? you get to go home with this "early show" one-of-a-kind mug and the water in it and i want to wish you a happy birthday. >> thank you. >> enjoy your wings. roger craig, thank you so much for playing. ,,,,hanks for having me. "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
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we have one of the most fascinating and beautiful here this morning. >> perhaps you can see it. >> this is a necklace, diamond necklace worn by princess diana one of her last public appearances june 3rd, 1997 at the ballet went to see "swan lake" at royal albert hall. actually this necklace and that might was photographed a number of times on "people," as well. and, of course, she died not -- sadly, not long after tragically. this necklace is up for auction friday night along with earrings created to go with it. she never wore the eared rings because they weren't finished at the time could go for one and a half, two million. >> for the set. >> for the set. 164 diamonds on it. >> how heavy is it? >> it is actually quite light. it feels lovely. and the south sea pearls
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headlines... a san jose veteran police officer is accused of staging a fake arrest.. against a 15-year old boy. the officer's lawyer sa ... with the a san jose veteran police officer accused of staging a fake arrest. the officer's lawyer says the boy had sex with the officer's step daughter and he tried to scare the boy by hand cuffing him. this afternoon victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion can get help with insurance issues. representatives will be available from 1 to 5. despite a cold governor has called a budget meeting. he asked the members to meet
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stacked up and backed up all the way to the maze. give yourself extra times. 57 minutes to the maze. elsewhere 580 pretty slow and go. you are going to see brake lights as you approach the 680 dublin interchange. westbound highway 4 stop and go. the connector roads are shut down due to an accident on highway 5. that is a look at your drive. here is tracy with your forecast. here we are last day of summer and look at all of that sunshine. we deserve it. temperatures are still cooler than average but the sunshine should make up for it. still fairly breezy along the coast with temperatures ranging in the mid 60s near the coast and near 80-degrees inland. we are warming up thursday and down right hot friday through tuesday with temperatures in the 90s inland.
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a little cooler on the close with the 70s expected.
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